Monday, May 4, 2009

they's only rock-n-roll...but they LIKE it!

(scroll down to next post for blog candy winner!)

you probably remember that last week i showed off the awesome monsta stamps the amazing GINA (of tyggereye art) sent me...i was frankly not sure anyone could ever make *ANYTHING* half as cute as gina's ATC's...but i had to try.

i planned to use some fun (old!) sassafras "scrumptious" diecut tags; you know the ones they are bright blue & white & pink & red...and really cute "pop art" designs--hearts and apples and things--the perfect vibe for a couple of adorable monstas to express their happiness in a new home, right? well, that's what*I* thought, certainly, but before i could make such a card, the monstas SOMEHOW got into my marah johnson "rock star" stash...and they absolutely REFUSED to be on any card which did not reflect their cool new image.

so, without further ado or additional fanfare... (it only encourages them, you know!) ...may i present, for the first time on any stage...ladies & gentlemen:


(monsta stampz by gina cunningham, tyggereye art; patterned paper: fancy pants, basic grey; black glossy cardstock: ranger; chipboard letters: heidi swapp;cardstock stickers & rub-ons: marah johnson, creative imaginations; other: colorbox inks, tiny nail gems (thank you terrie bailey!) sakura pen; adhesives: tombow mono adhesive runner; 3m foam tape; judikins diamond glaze)

ahem...the lads would like me to mention that they'll be hanging out backstage after the show...cute girl monstas between the ages of 18 & 25 are invited to join them... (valid i.d. or parents' permission required) ...alternately, chihuahuas between the ages of 3 & 7 are welcome...hmmmmm...i don't like the sound of this...i think i'll just go check on them...


  1. Oh crack me up....I love your monsta really does ♥R♥O♥C♥K♥!!!! Happy Monday sista!!!

  2. Oh, you are so uber talented, my dear sweet friend! I can't stop saying, "oh" aloud repeatedly. You are a monstalicious card maker :)

  3. Ahhhhhhhhh....PERFECT!
    I just knew you would ROCK those monstas!!!!
    Love all the mellow, fun colour on that black background!

  4. Ooooh, I LOVE these guys! Do you think I could pursued you to get me an autograph?!

    (-: Heidi

  5. haha... this post is just *too* funny!! wonderful and creative you are... as always!! :)

  6. Love it! Rock Monstaz will clearly be the next BIG THING!!! Though I am a little disturbed about the they know my old dog Jack???? (he had a bit of an obsession with them....but not in a good way IYKWIM?)

  7. Love all your monsta crafts and actually came over from Gina's blog where i was looking at your monsta atc swaps...!magnifico! They so ROCK! Love this one too! Just too cute and sooo creative! I'm loving those colors too!

  8. Seriously, you ROCK! You come up with the most unique ideas and I love them! Rock on GF! (Rock night on AI)

  9. I love it!! It is so much prettier in person. You know how to use and abuse stamps to get the absolute best outta them!! Love it. Love your new CAardvark creation too. Talk to you soon!



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